When a 27-year old spiritual seeker and freelance writer from the United States traveled to India to spend some time with her family one summer, her life seemed fraught with difficulties. Her father was battling terminal illness and she was afraid of losing him, one of her closest friendships had recently been severed, she was confused about her future career plans, and she felt that she had come up against an interminable writer's block.
An unexpected opportunity to conduct a series of one-on-one interviews with one of contemporary India's spiritual teachers and humanitarians, Dada J.P. Vaswani, changed it all. Dada's answers were the balm that soothed and provided her with the strength essential to confront the challenges of her life.
Moments with a Master chronicles the magical interactions between this young seeker and the spiritual master we call Dada. By weaving Dada's memorable and insightful commentaries and parables on a variety of spiritual and mundane topics together with his life experiences as well as those of the author, this part-memoir, part-biography and part-pilgrimage journal illuminates one of humanity's modern day mystics.
About the Author:
Editor of the multi-disciplinary anthology, Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence in the South Asian-American Community ,Sandhya S. Nankani's writing has also appeared in Ms. Magazine , WomensWire , a UNICEF-funded publication, A. Magazine , Little India Magazine , The South Asian Literature and Art Archive and Hinduism Today Magazine . She graduated from Columbia University in 1997 with her B.A. in South Asian History and her master's degree in international affairs. She was born in Ghana and has lived there, in India and the U.S. She currently lives and works in the New York area.